Brown rink still winless at world juniors
Team Canada’s Corryn Brown has fallen to 0-3 at the 2013 World Junior Curling Championship in Sochi, Russia.
Brown’s team from Kamloops — third Erin Pincott, Samantha Fisher, Sydney Fraser (with alternate Cathlia Ward and coaches Ken Brown and Brian Fisher) — lost 9-3 to Russia on Saturday, March 2.
Russia scored three in the sixth end and four in the eighth before Brown conceded.
Canada lost a close 3-2 contest to 2012 champion Hannah Fleming of Scotland on Friday, March 1.
In a highly defensive game, Canada held Scotland to a single in the third, but was forced to take one in the fifth, for a 1-1 tie heading to the break. Scotland took another single in the sixth, but Brown blanked, holding on to hammer until the eighth end, when the guards went up and the come-around game started.
Some missed take-outs by Canada meant Brown had to make a quiet double to score one.
After a blanked ninth, Fleming attempted a double-takeout for the win with her final rock but missed slightly, leaving rocks for each team just touching the eight-foot. The measurement went to Scotland, which remains undefeated in the round robin.
Team Canada’s junior women will be looking for their first win against Japan in Draw 5 on Sunday, March 3.
Matt Dunstone’s Winnipeg men’s team — third Colton Lott, second Daniel Grant, lead Brendan MacCuish, alternate Josh Barry and coach Scott Grant — is 3-1.
The live coverage schedule is available, along with news, live scores and galleries, on the event website at http://wjcc2013.curlingevents.com.
For team lineups, go online to http://www.wjcc2013.curlingevents.com/teams.
— Al Cameron of curling.ca